Helpful Suggestions for Finding a New Home for Unwanted Pets
Each person who is looking for a home for cats or
dogs can do several things that have been proven to be quite helpful. You
can list the animals on Petfinder. List each one separately, rather than as
a group. Write a really great story that tells interested people why they
are in need of a good home and why they are deserving of one. Grab the
heartstrings of those who happen to look at the animals you have
listed. Each listing can have three pictures. Take excellent photos. Make
the one on the listing a shot that has the animal looking right into your
These shots get people to stop looking down the list of cats and dogs and
look at yours. You can include one video of each pet. Put one up. People
like to look at them.
Make fliers and put them up. Use the same pictures and story that you did
for Petfinder. Send out an e-mail with this same information to the people
on your e-mail list. Ask them to forward it on to their e-mail list. If you
use Facebook, My Space, or Twitter, feature them in these networking sites
also. This is what we do.
Someone else's animals live in our houses while we wait for someone to
inquire about them. It is very difficult at times, but worth it when you
find new homes. You can be patient and make it work if you want it to. At
this time of year, there are no rescue groups who can take cats or kittens.
You will have to be the one who makes the difference, instead of looking for
someone else to do it for you.